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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sweener88, Sep 21, 2006.
Is there somewhere i can get old nintendo games preferably zelda, to work on my intel based mac?
Im far from an expert, but i would think you would need some kind of emulator, if one exists. It might be better to post this in the games section.
Search the forums for nes emulation, or Nestopia. There have been many threads on this that will help. Yes, Zelda is very playable on the Mac.
EDIT: In fact I'm playing it right now
Do bear in mind if you decide to download any emulated games (ROMs) that their legality is questionable--there's no real consensus on what is an appropriate usage for them. Generally speaking, most agree that it's best to only download games that you yourself own the physical copies of. Some also add that for games you do not own, there's a 24-hour evaluation period permitted, after which you should delete the ROMs from your system.
In any case, I would be cautious. The original games aren't on store shelves any longer, but Nintendo is definitely still profitting from them (look at the various ports and updated releases on their handheld systems). I'd also take your search to Google if you need to know more, since we don't want this forum to be liable for any potentially illegal activity.
Hope that helps!
I know that alot of SNES and NES ROMs can be Dled legally, as they have lapsed or something.
But anything with mario, or zelda etc, I know is still coypright.
with that said.
Actually, it appears that emuscene is where the new Mac emulators now reside. Emulation.net has been pretty much abandoned.
Emulation.net hasn't been up and running in a long time.
Here's a better resource. The King of Mac Emulation
did not know, thanks for the update.
Ive abandoned my mac as my emu machine, in favor of my XBOX!
Most ROMs are illegal to download (but I think not to own) as far as I know. I definitely know that a ROM of any product still available in retail is illegal to download, and a lot of products no longer available still have licensing agreements that prohibit ROM sharing. That said, EVERY NES/SNES/N64 ROM is, as far as I know, illegal to download, or definitely will be shortly, as the WII is going to have an online pay service allowing you to buy/download the old games to your WII system at around $5 a pop.
he's right, so DL them now.